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Should You Paint Your Office Blue? What the Science Says

Posted on September 1, 2022

Home office painting is a trending topic lately due to the majority of American workers who have opted to continue working from home even when they were permitted to return to the office. Home interior designers & painters are constantly bombarded with questions about which colors enhance productivity and will help create the most beneficial environment for employees & their employers.

If you are currently working from home, then you understand that there are some challenges to being productive while not within the office setting. While working in your PJs can be great fun. You also must constantly be aware of your production levels and work to show your boss how much more effective your work is when you work at home. You must make sure your Zoom background doesn’t have a pile of dirty laundry in the background or show holes in your office’s walls. Not to mention, if you experience internet connectivity issues, it can ruin an entire day of productivity.

Getting Serious about Home Office Painting

At Certapro Painters of East San Diego and Poway, we understand the home office issues and are here to help you plan and design and choose the colors for your optimum home office space. We believe that if this space is going to be intricately involved in your career success & growth, then it should be taken seriously. Our project managers, painters, and color consultants are here to help with any home office painting issues you encounter.

The Science about Color’s Ability to Affect Our Performance & Mood

We all have heard that red makes us feel awake & alert but yellow makes us happier. But are these just myths or urban legends? Or is there scientific evidence that backs up these color claims?

Angela Wright is a world-renown color psychologist who invented a scientifically-tested theory of color named The Color Affects System. She is also the author of a book on color psychology, and an international consultant on color theory. Dr. Wright has been studying how color affects a person’s behavior for over 40 years.

Dr. Wright explains why color affects human behavior:
“We’re always surrounded by lots of colors. Color travels to us on wavelengths of photons from the sun. And when they strike a colored object, that object absorbs only the wavelengths that match its own atomic structure, and they reflect the rest, and that’s what we see. So the different wavelengths strike the eye in different ways. In the retina, they are converted into electrical impulses that pass to the part of the brain known as the hypothalamus, which governs our endocrine system and hormones, and much of our activity.”

Dr. Wright’s work clearly shows that you should consider colors’ effect on you prior to painting it on the walls of your office. But she also offers more interesting insight, “What defines whether a color is stimulating or soothing is not the color, it’s the intensity. A strong bright color will stimulate, and a color with low saturation will soothe.”

This is why we tend to paint nurseries and toddlers’ rooms softer, lighter colors to soothe them. Also, the reason for kindergarten rooms to be filled with bright, stimulating colors that grasp attention.


CertaPro Painters of East San Diego and Poway want our customers to be as happy, successful & fluid as possible. So we are here to help with any and all of your home office painting needs.

When it comes to painting your house interiors, you need professional results. Whether it’s a full remodel of the house or a home office painting project, your home deserves high-quality service and an impeccable finish.

Our CertaPro Painters interior house painting services provide a seamless, efficient, and meticulous interior painting job that will make a world of difference to your home’s overall look and impact.

Do you have a home office painting project you would like to start? Call CertaPro Painters of East San Diego and Poway at 858-859-4155 today or schedule a free estimate online!

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